Barcelona full-back Daniel Alves has claimed that he is hopeful of signing a new deal at the Camp Nou very soon, but admitted that the club are still some way from meeting his demands, and he would consider a move elsewhere if they cannot reach an agreement.
The Brazilian joined the Blaugrana for a fee of €32 million in 2008 and his current deal expires in the summer of 2012, however the club have made it clear that they want Alves to remain at the club until 2015, and have submitted an offer to the player’s agent.
Despite several rounds of discussions, a deal has yet to be agreed, but the defender is confident that the club will be able to eventually table what he believes he is worth.
El Mundo Deportivo reports that the 27-year-old said: “My goal is to fulfil my contract until 2012. If the club believes that I am still useful, I will stay longer. If they think that I can serve no more use to the team, I leave and nothing happens, this is football.
“I moved from Sevilla to Barcelona, and could move from Barcelona to another side – I have no problem not being here. Obviously I would love to stay here as long as possible, and I try to work hard every day to make this relationship last.
“I’m confident that we will agree, but we are still a bit distant from what I want. At the moment, we are having meeting but it has not advanced and not on our part. Now there are differences. What I want is the value of my performances on the field.”
Furthermore, Alves refused to rule out a move elsewhere, claiming that there has been interest from the England regarding a possible move.
He added: “I know something is coming in from the Premier League, but that is up to my representative. I am here to play.”